ERIC Number: ED492592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Physics and Astronomy Senior Report: Class of 2003. AIP Report, Number R-211.33
Mulvey, Patrick J.; Nicholson, Starr
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
This report looks at the characteristics, educational experiences and the short- and long-term goals of senior-level physics and astronomy majors at a point just before their graduation. It examines the factors that influenced them to study physics or astronomy as well as what they considered important when choosing which institution to attend. The findings in this report are based on responses from 1,740 physics seniors and 85 astronomy seniors who reported that they had received or were going to receive their bachelor's during the 2002-03 academic year. Responding seniors who indicated they were not graduating in the class of 2003 were excluded from the analysis. (Contains 7 figures and 8 tables.)
Descriptors: Student Experience, Physics, Astronomy, College Seniors, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Research, Student Motivation, College Choice, Career Choice, Majors (Students)
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20769. Tel: 301-209-3067; Fax: 301-209-0843; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aip.org/statistics.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Physics, College Park, MD. Statistical Research Center.